In ancient Greece, proto-psychologists suggested that all people can be defined by four personality types. Sanguine types were supposed to be pleasure-seeking and sociable, choleric – ambitious and jittery, melancholic – sad and quiet, and phlegmatic – relaxed and slow. True or not, some activities have always attracted mostly the sanguine types (loosely translates as “red-blooded”) or, as we can call ourselves, the party types!
A big and boisterous party for the San Francisco Bay Area foodies and winos was happening last weekend at a private estate in Sausalito, provided by the local food and wine industry celebrities – Manfred Wremble, Executive Chef of Schroeder’s Restaurant in San Francisco; Mark & Myriam Pasternak, proprietors of Devil's Gulch Ranch; Heather Jerrehian, COO of AgLocal; Jolie Devoto & Hunter Wade, proprietors of Devoto Orchards Ciders and Golden State Cider, and their colleagues, co-founder Nils Reid and director of sales Yeshe Wingerd, as well as other team members of AgLocal.
Mighly Dry Golden State Cider and Devoto Orchards Cider were paired with ethically raised roasted pork provided by Pasternak and prepared by Chef Wremble, who also made his signature salads for the occasion: Roasted Acorn Squash with smoked apples, Brussels sprouts and walnuts, and German Potato with bacon, eggs, capers, and cider vinaigrette.
Devoto Orchards Ciders (along with their newly launched Golden State Cider) was originally founded in 1976 by Stan and Susan Devoto. Sourced from the 6,500 apple trees, including more than 50 heirloom varieties on the family's 20-acre farm, semi-dry cider is an elegant alternative to beer and offers lower alcohol content than wine. Hand-picked at the peak of ripeness, Devoto's apples are pressed and fermented in stainless steel to preserve the aromas and bright acidity of the fruit. Today, Devoto Orchards Cider is owned and operated by Jolie Devoto and Hunter Wade.
AgLocal (Naithan Jones, Founder/CEO) is a San Francisco-based company that delivers responsibly sourced, sustainable and ethically raised meats from local family farms to consumers' doorsteps. The company recently announced that its farm-fresh, healthful meats are available for order via AmazonFresh, reaching out to consumers beyond Northern California.
Each AgLocal box has information on the farms that source the meats, as well as recipes on how to prepare them from top chefs who partner with AgLocal.